(1981) postulated that the absence of three species of snakes (Lined Snakes, Bullsnakes
(Pituophis catenifer), and Eastern Racers) was related to "the high water table at Mormon Island that prevents snakes from having a suitable deep space for hiding and hibernation ...", as well as Lined Snakes' intolerance of wet conditions.
But I'd rather a nip from a bullsnake than a scratch from a cat.
Ben said the bullsnake is the second largest North American snake and eats mice and rats, but has been known to digest the odd small rabbit.
Ben Lyons, owner of Reptile Haven in Dublin, warned most bullsnakes are very contrary.
Based on this criterion all reptile species are considered rare in Indiana with the exception of the painted turtle, common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina), eastern box turtle, six-lined racerunner, bullsnake
, eastern hognose snake, northern water snake, and common garter snake.
At the most intensive site of removal, where every bullsnake observed along a 1,100-m drift fence was removed or relocated for 8 consecutive years (Gimlet Lake), number of snakes captured during the same period each year did not decrease (e.g., 59 in 1987, 48 in 1989, 112 in 1992, and 73 in 1993).
catenifer (central and western North America; 9-11 subspecies, including the bullsnake P.
Body size and growth in the bullsnake (Pituophis catenifer sayi) in the Nebraska Sandhills.
Environmental behavioral, and habitat variables influencing body temperature in radio-tagged Bullsnakes
, Pituophis catenifer sayi..
I have discovered that the country has snakes, not just garden snakes but bullsnakes
We have wild critters everywhere--hawks, ravens, hummingbirds, lizards, rabbits, coyotes, elk, antelope, bullsnakes
, wolfspiders, mice, flies ...
(Pituophis melanoleucus says) and prairie rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridis viridis) were occasionally sighted in the shelterbelts.
Predators of nests of eastern meadowlarks include fox snakes (Elaphne vulpina), eastern garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis), northern water snakes (Nerodia sipedon), bullsnakes
(Pituophis catenifer), common grackles (Quiscalus quiscula), corvids, Virginia opossums (Didelphis virginiana), American badgers (Taxidea taxus), raccoons (Procyon lotor), striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis), foxes, coyotes (Canis latrans), domestic cats (Felis catus), and domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris; Bent, 1958; Lanyon, 1995; Granfors et al., 1996; Renfrew and Ribic, 2003; Kershner et al., 2004; Suedkamp Wells et al., 2007).
Funnel traps were first described by Imler (1945) in his effort to control populations of bullsnakes
(Pituophis sayi) and have since been modified to reduce cost (Hall, 1967), and for use in capturing aquatic (Calef, 1973; Casazza and Wylie, 2000) and arboreal species (Vogt, 1987).
Hull & Camin (1959) redescribed this species as a result of numerous specimens being collected from two common bullsnakes
, Pituophis catenifer sayi from Texas, which allowed a more thorough description of the species.